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Of Counsel / Honolulu

Geoffrey T. Mukae


Geoffrey Mukae is Of Counsel in the firm's Honolulu office and a member of its Transactional section.  Mr. Mukae has been practicing law for 20 years as a corporate and business attorney.  He began his practice in New York City, followed by several years in Silicon Valley and 5 years in Tokyo.  Since 2006, Mr. Mukae has been practicing in Hawaii and California on a variety of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, venture capital financing, real estate and other commercial transactions.

Representative Matters

  • Mergers and Acquisitions.  Negotiating the purchase by a newly-formed insurance company of the insurance business of a Hawaii property insurer in liquidation by court order; assisting a Japanese manufacturer of pneumatic automation products in the purchase of a privately held manufacturer of gas handling products for manufacturing located in California; representing ​a Japanese chemical company in the sale of two wholly-owned recordable compact disk manufacturing facilities, located in the U.S. and France, to an Italian buyer.
  • Venture Capital Financing   Assisting a Japanese company in the debt and equity financing of a Hawaii company providing internet exchange services; drafting and negotiating financing documents for angel, venture capital, lease equity and bridge loan financing transactions for early stage companies.
  • Emerging Growth Companies.  Assisting a Japanese company in the expansion of its business to the United States through the purchase of an existing business in New York and the establishment of wholly-owned subsidiaries for operations in New York; counseling companies in every aspect of formation, including incorporation, compensation of founders, corporate governance, and employee agreements for confidentiality and invention assignment.
  • Commercial and Real Estate Finance.  Assisting clients with loans and other finance-related issues relating to real property development, purchases and sales.
  • Commercial Transactions.  Negotiating independent sales representative agreements for clients engaged in medical products sales and distribution; representing Japanese clients in obtaining exclusive Japanese distribution rights from U.S. and European manufacturers  of medical products in exchange for venture financing; counseling both Hawaii and Japanese clients in outsourcing and intellectual property cross-licensing agreements.